Congress Overview

Congress Overview & Registration


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The BCSLS Annual Congress is our premiere event of the year, bringing together laboratory professionals, educators, and industry representatives from across the province and nationally.

October 26-28, 2018

Sidney BC, The Mary Winspear Centre



For Full Delegate Pricing schedule click here

  • Super Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 30

  • Early Bird Deadline: Sept 30

  • Regular Congress Pricing: Oct 1 - 26

For more information about the Canadian Blood Services Transfusion Seminar on Thursday October 25th, CLICK HERE.


student contest:

This year BCSLS is hosting a student contest offering one MLT student and one MLA student the opportunity to attend the 2018 Congress in Sidney BC.

The two winners will receive a pass to attend the full congress and $300 in cash (given in person at Congress) that can be put towards transportation, food and or accommodation.

  • Students can enter by electronically submitting an essay, poster or video on the topic: "What does Appreciative Inquiry Mean to You". 

  • Submissions can be sent to Debbie.Bonderud@viha.ca

  • by Monday October 1st as outlined the attached document.

  • We will be taking into consideration quality of the entry, accuracy of information and creativeness of presentation.

    • Essay: approx. 300-500 words.

    • Video: no longer than 5 mins.

    • Poster: standard poster board size.


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Congress Committee

Chair: Sian Nuttal

Scientific Program (Topics & Speakers):

Exhibitors & Sponsorship: Malcolm Ashford & Angie Bender

Committee Members:

  • Mandy DeFields - Onsite Exhibitor Rep

  • Alex Purdy – Onsite Registration

  • Deb Bonderud – Social

  • Ivan Aditya - Audio Visual



For more information about Sponsorship click here


a Big THANK YOU to all of our Sponsors!


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